Is there anybody to use Linux?

Allen GedankeZauberer at
Sun Nov 15 18:47:44 UTC 2009

On Sunday 15 November 2009 01:34:42 pm Brett Glass wrote:
> At 08:55 AM 11/15/2009, Byung-Hee HWANG wrote:
> >Since FreeBSD's flash is not good, i'm considering to use linux box for
> >desktop, instead of FreeBSD. Please advice me about using Linux distro
> >like as Ubuntu, Debian, Gentoo, Fedora!
> Unfortunately, the best desktop Flash you are going to get is going
> to be for Windows. Not that I like Windows much, mind you, but I
> find that it makes a good browser platform and GUI terminal when
> used in conjunction with FreeBSD servers.

I have booted up Windows I think twice in the last 4 months, maybe less. I use 
Youtube to look at stuff, and I make Music with a Myspace Music account, and 
need to upload it to Myspace, and then listen to it in their Flash player.

I run Debian Linux 5.01 on this machine, and the other I use would be 
Slackware 13.0 for uploads. I make the Music on this machine with Debian and 
LMMS, and also on FreeBSD. I've yet to have a problem and was kind of 
wondering why you said Windows was the way to go for Flash and browsing. I 
personally only use Windows as a Wintendo (Windows for a few games that don't 
work right in BSD or Linux, and everything else I do is done in Linux / BSD / 
Unix) and I don't dare surf the web or check email on a Windows machine. It's 
too risky!

> As for WINE: I gave it up when it went GPL. I have no need for
> anything with a viral license. I am waiting for the day when I can
> build FreeBSD with a GPL-free toolchain and run without any GPLed
> code anywhere on the box. (This day may be coming soon, by the way.
> I hear through the grapevine that clang can build the FreeBSD
> userland and may not be far from being able to build the -CURRENT kernel.)

Aren't you sort of describing SunOS and some version of Solaris there?

I find it hard to believe there are actually people in this world who won't 
use software because of the license it has, when they recommend someone using 
Windows and Firefox... Do you see the humor in that?

> --Brett Glass

Digital Horror Punk - Music I make! All done with LMMS
All done with Linux and FreeBSD

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